The PhD in Mathematical Sciences aims to provide high calibre education and advanced training in mathematics. It will take advantage of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s international and vibrant research environment to prepare graduates for their research careers.
Pursuing a full-time PhD typically involves three years of conducting research and one year of writing a thesis, supported by subject-specific and general skills training and development. A full-time PhD student must submit their thesis within four years (or six years for part-time PhD students).
This programme is based extensively on self-motivated research. Students on this programme are formally registered with the University of Liverpool as off-site postgraduate research students. You will carry out research on XJTLU premises under the supervision of academic staff from both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.
The programme will be managed through collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool recognised by China’s Ministry of Education and the UK Department of Education.
Research areas within the PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences include:
To assist PhD students in Mathematics, XJTLU has world-class learning, teaching and research facilities, including:
PhD students also have access to equipment in other Academies and Schools across the University.
Find out potential supervisors from Department of Applied Mathematics.
Find out potential supervisors from Department of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics.
Find out potential supervisors from Department of Foundational Mathematics.
Find out potential supervisors from Department of Physics.
Find out potential supervisors from Department of Pure Mathematics.
Find out potential supervisors from School of AI and Advanced Computing.
Find out potential supervisors from School of Robotics.
Find out potential supervisors from School of CHIPS.
Apply for a scholarship for a funded PhD project:
You can apply for a predefined PhD project which has received funds from the University or external funding bodies. The research topic and supervisory team for these projects have already been established.
There is no specific application deadline for each project as they will remain open for applications until the position is filled. The start date of a PhD programme is usually the first day of March, June, September, or December. You can visit the Postgraduate Research Scholarships page for information about the specific projects available or contact potential supervisors to discuss funding opportunities.
The scholarship application is only open to those applying for a full-time doctoral programme.